Mints

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

The Pobjoy Mint – A History of Coin Design Innovations

From the development of the world’s first man-made precious metal, Virenium, to the world’s highest relief coin, Pobjoy Mint are renowned for their innovation in the world of numismatics. Beyond the list of “Firsts” presented below, we have selected five coins produced by Pobjoy that reflects both the technical achievements and aesthtic craftsmanship that has […]

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

Royal Mint Releases 2016 Precious Metal Proof Sets

The Royal Mint has released its United Kingdom Precious Metal Proof coin sets for 2016, containing the nation’s definitive and commemorative coins for the year and struck to an exceptional standard highlighting every design detail. The sets for 2016 include the 2016 United Kingdom Gold Proof and the 2016 United Kingdom Silver Proof coin sets, […]

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

Beatrix Potter, the Bard and the Battle of Hastings: Royal Mint Reveals 2016 Coin Themes

What have Shakespeare, Beatrix Potter, the Army and the Great Fire of London got in common? They are all themes that will be appearing in pockets, purses and piggy banks across Britain on The Royal Mint’s 2016 UK circulating coins. The history of The Royal Mint has been linked closely with the story of Britain […]

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

A Fond Farewell to Britain’s Round £1 Coin

More than 30 years after The Royal Mint commenced production of Britain’s modern £1 coin, the last of the familiar gold-coloured coins rolled off the presses in December to make way for production of its new-look replacement, which will be brought into circulation in 2017. Traditionally, the design of the ‘round pound’ has celebrated the […]

CoinWeek Unboxing: Niue 2016 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1 Ounce Silver Coin – 4K Video

CoinWeek Unboxing: Niue 2016 Star Wars: Darth Vader 1 Ounce Silver Coin – 4K Video

This CoinWeek video is brought to you by Modern Coin Mart. You can buy an example of this coin at: http://tinyurl.com/hby2ftq *** And today we will unbox a Star Wars themed coin from the Island Nation of Niue that honors everybody’s favorite Sith apprentice, Darth Vader. The coin is one of several coins struck in […]

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

First Coin Struck on Earth in 2016 Pays Tribute to Australia’s First Sovereign

By the Royal Australian Mint….   With some fans queuing overnight, coin collectors and Canberra public today joined the iconic Royal Australian Mint New Year’s celebrations seeing one lucky collector strike the first coin worldwide in 2016. At the pinnacle yearly event for collectors, the latest gallery press design was unveiled paying tribute to the […]

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

Capercaillie, Libertad Reverse Proof Named Two of CoinWeek’s Best Coin Designs of 2015

By CoinWeek….   2015 has been a stellar year for coin design, both for the United States Mint and for mints abroad. Domestically, collectors swooned over the $100 High Relief gold coin that the U.S. Mint released on June 30. The coin sold quite well and has developed a stable aftermarket in both original government packaging […]

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

World of Hunting: Alpine Ibex – Moose

Cook Islands. 2 Dollars 2016. 35 mm. 1/2 oz. Silver .925. Proof. Mintage: 2500 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Elizabeth II as well as her name, the name of the issuing state, and the nominal value. The reverse, in keeping […]

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Coin Invest Trust: Marine Life Protection – White Tail Damselfish

Palau. 1 Dollar 2015. 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 10000 pcs.; 5 Dollars 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver. 925. Proof. Mintage: 1500 pcs.; 1 Dollar 2015. 25 g. 38.61 mm. Silver-plated copper. Proof. Mintage: 5000 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse features three […]

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

The Rise and Fall of the Franklin Mint

By David Thomason Alexander for CoinWeek ….   In 2016, the meteoric career of the Franklin Mint (FM) has ended in Never-Never-Land as a dusty footnote in U.S. numismatic history. Since it first burst into the headlines in 1965 until the announcement that it was ceasing production of medals, coins and collectibles early in 2003, […]

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Coin Invest Trust: Evolution of Life 2015 – Ammonite

Mongolia. 1000 Togrog 2015: 11 mm. 0.5 g. Gold .9999. Proof. Mintage: 15000 pcs.; 500 Togrog 2015: 38.61 mm. 1 oz. Silver .999. Antique-Finish. Mintage: 999 pcs. Design: Coin Invest Trust. Mint: B. H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt, Munich. Description The obverse shows the coat of arms of the issuing state, below, the nominal value. Engraved around […]

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

‘Chewie, We’re Home’: New Han Solo Star Wars(TM) Silver Coin from CIBC

By Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce….   Officially licensed Star Wars collectible coins offered exclusively at CIBC With the new Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens movie opening on December 18, two stunning 1 oz. pure silver coins in the officially licensed Star Wars™ collection – Han Solo™ and Rey™ — are now available […]

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Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

Malta Issues Commemorative EU Flag 30th Anniversary €2 Coin

By Central Bank of Malta ….   On 18 December 2015, the Central Bank of Malta issued a €2 coin commemorating the 30th anniversary of the EU flag. This coin is one of a series that have been issued in all the euro-zone countries during 2015. All the coins, regardless of the country of issue, […]

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French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

French Coins – The Sower 2016 – the Teston – Monnaie de Paris

THE SERIES’ SPIRIT The Sower has been a pattern of French numismatic history for over a century. Originally, the Sower was designed by Oscar Roty for a Department of Agriculture’s medal in 1887 that wasn’t edited. In 1896, when the French Minister for Finance Paul Doumer ordered new coins, Roty was part of the selected […]

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Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

Howling Wolves: Second Grey Wolf Silver Coin Released to Market

The Royal Canadian Mint debuts its haunting depiction of howling wolves in a 3/4-oz silver coin. The 2016 Howling Wolves coin is the Royal Canadian Mint’s second tribute to the Great White North’s legendary hunter. With thick coats illuminated under a full moon, two howling grey wolves raise their song from the hillside on this […]

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Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

Oh, Canada: Canadian Coins “Natural” Alternative to U.S. Coins, Pt. 2

By Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez for CoinWeek….   Read Part 1 here. I love United States coins, but I must tip my proverbial toque to Canadian coins, too. While few coin designs compare to works of art such as the Augustus Saint-Gaudens gold $20 double eagle or Adolph A. Weinman’s Walking Liberty half dollar, there are still […]

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

Austrian Mint: Vienna Opera Ball “Blushing in Pink”

On January 20, 2016, the Austrian Mint will issue a silver coin to celebrate the Vienna Opera Ball’s 60th anniversary, with a blush of pink flowers printed on the coin. The reverse of the coin depicts one of the highlights of the Opera Ball, the dance of the young ladies and young men’s committee coming […]

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

Where Bullion Investing And Coin Collecting Merge – PART 2

By Al Doyle for CoinWeek….   Please click here to read Part One of this Article …… Collectors with a “hard money” mentality who want to go beyond familiar series such as the American Silver Eagle and Canadian Maple Leaf have a growing number of options when it comes to one-ounce silver pieces. It could […]

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Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

Lunar Year of the Monkey Lock Charm Coin from Pobjoy Mint

By Pobjoy Mint ……   To celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year, Pobjoy Mint has issued a unique coin which incorporates some of the old Chinese traditions to bring luck. February 8, 2016 sees the start of the Lunar Year of the Monkey, which has been celebrated since 2600 BCE and is based […]

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Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

Coin Profiles – Monnaie de Paris 2016 Rooster

The rooster is a French symbol, appearing on the coins of the 19th century. One of the most significant is one of the versions of the 20-francs Napoleon. Created in 1803 by Napoleon Bonaparte, it has carried several effigies including the one with the rooster. The Napoléon Gold coin (Louis d’or) remained in use until […]

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Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

Royal Mint Finalists at 2015 Madrid Coin Conference

The Royal Mint has been recognised as finalists for three International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) 2015 Excellence in Currency Awards at the recent Coin Conference in Madrid. The two-day Coin Conference is the only event specifically focused on coins and was attended by around 250 delegates from across the industry and around the world. […]

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

Bank of Latvia Issues Collector Coin 500 Years of Livonian Ferding

By Bank of Latvia ….   On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Bank of Latvia (Latvijas Banka) issued a new 5-euro silver collector coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary since the appearance of the Livonian ferding. This coin is meant to fulfil a historic and cultural mission: the ferding is reintroduced to feature not just as […]

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

Dished Coin Celebrates 800th Anniversary Magna Carta

By Pobjoy Mint….   To celebrate the 800th Anniversary of the Signing of the Magna Carta, Pobjoy Mint is delighted to announce the release of a stunning new commemorative dished coin on behalf of the Ascension Island Government. The Magna Carta is one of the most well-known documents in English History. It was not meant […]

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

United States Wins 2016 Coin of the Year Award

By Connor Falk – World Coin News….   The United States Baseball Hall of Fame cupped clad half dollar has been named Coin of the Year by an international panel of judges in a vote that concluded December 6. An award trophy will be presented February 6, 2016 at the World Money Fair in Berlin, […]

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

Britannia Features on New Ascension Island Coin

By Pobjoy Mint….   Pobjoy Mint is pleased to announce the release of a beautiful new coin on behalf of Ascension Island that commemorates the 275th Anniversary of the Composition of “Rule, Britannia!”. The patriotic British song “Rule, Britannia!” originated from a poem written by James Thomson of the same name and was set to […]

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

Royal Canadian Mint Sells Out 1st “Wild Canada” Silver Maple Leaf Coin

“Howling Wolf” sells out 50,000 coin mintage in 41 days The first release in a new series of six “Wild Canada” privy-marked Silver Maple Leaf (SML) bullion coins from the Royal Canadian Mint has sold out its entire mintage of 50,000 coins. Featuring a howling wolf privy mark, this 2016-dated SML has exceeded expectations by […]

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

Demand for Gold, Silver Returning to Pre-Spike Levels at Perth Mint

By Hubert Walker for CoinWeek ….   Following September’s dramatic spike in silver demand and October’s last-minute push to a new yearly high for gold, in both instances demand for bullion products from the Perth Mint appears to be returning to pre-spike levels. In November, the Mint sold 31,664 total ounces of gold. While not […]

ASX, Perth Mint to Develop Precious Metals Derivatives Products

ASX, Perth Mint to Develop Precious Metals Derivatives Products

The Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and The Perth Mint (Gold Corporation) have signed an agreement to develop new precious metals derivatives products that will be quoted and traded on ASX. The collaboration will enable ASX to grow its suite of commodities products and services, backed by the world-class physical market infrastructure of The Perth Mint. […]

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

Royal Canadian Mint Bullion, Numismatic Sales Drive Profits in 2015 3Q

In publishing its 2015 Third Quarter Financial Report, the Royal Canadian Mint announced consolidated revenues of $928.5 million for the 13 weeks ended September 26, 2015, representing an 85.5% increase over the same period in 2014. A sustained resurgence in gold and silver bullion demand, paired with robust sales of numismatic products have put the […]

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

Royal Mint: The UK’s First £50 Face Value Coin

The Royal Mint has announced that it is to launch the UK’s first face value £50 for £50 coin. Celebrating the year that Her Majesty the Queen became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch and the return of the iconic Britannia image to UK coinage, this silver coin will feature images of two of the nation’s most […]

 
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